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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Vulgar Slang Extremely frightened.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having an empty bowel; greatly frightened; see usage notes below.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extremely frightened

Etymologies

From the reflex of involuntary defecation that can result from extreme terror.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From shit +‎ -less. (Wiktionary)

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